Via Satellite, Tracking The Plunder Of Middle East Cultural History

11 Mar 2015 1:36 PM | Anonymous

Via Satellite, Tracking The Plunder Of Middle East Cultural History

 

Southern Turkey, near the Syrian border, is the crossroads for an extensive smuggling operation of ancient artifacts. Those transactions are held in secret, often in towns along the border.

But high overheard, eyes are watching: satellites scanning heritage sites, sending alarming imagery to Washington, D.C.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2015/03/10/392077801/via-satellite-tracking-the-plunder-of-middle-east-cultural-history